FACEM - provenience studies on pottery in the central mediterranean


fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometrypetrography
fabric type IAIT-A-1
ware Transport Amphorae
supposed site of production Monte Iato / Iaitas
certainty of arguments archaeometric: quite certain, archaeological: quite certain
visual excamination of fresh break Dark pinkish clay, coarse and granular, with a good amount of visible inclusions of small and big size and of reddish or white-yellowish colour
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 2.5 YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface granular
hardness very hard
porosity void form: channel; vughy; void length: 0.08-1.31 (channel lenght)
inclusions length: 0.04-1.59
sorting well sorted sand in different compositions


quartz infrequent, well rounded; rounded, very spherical; subspherical, whitish or transparent, 0.08-0.16-40
calciumcarbonate frequent/infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.04-08-0.40
carbonate pseudomorphoses frequent, well rounded; rounded, very spherical, white/yellowish, 0.04-0.40
black iron oxide concretions singular, well rounded, elongate, brownish black, 0.24
red iron oxide concretions sporadic, subangular, spherical, dark red, 0.08-0.32
reddish inclusions frequent, subrounded; subangular, spherical; subspherical, red, 0.04-08-0.40
more inclusions2 frequent, rounded, very spherical, orangish/pinkish, 0.08-0.56-60
more inclusions3 frequent, well rounded; rounded, very spherical; linear, yellow /light yellow, 0.16-0.83-1.59
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